I ain't no Head, but really dig on about 20-25% of their output. I own some 100+ releases, most or all of which are multi-CD releases (so, at least 300 CDs; 329 hours according to my Media Player). This is of no interest to me, but thank you for posting.
Count me in as a Head wannbe=the more I read about Jerry and his approach to music and life the more I feel he is under rated as a cultural iconoclast and nice guy.. Heck how many direct connections to Neal Cassady still exist? And while I'm at it-his and Kesey's ex wife Carolyn Adams (Mountain Girl) have never been given her due either. Thanks Pogue PS I think you qualify as a head but if you say you are not then you are right. I wish I had your stash!
Mr. Constanten actually lives here in Charlotte, NC. And he usually does one gig a year here with a Dead cover band. Check out the crazy price for tickets in the link below. I have a very good friend who knows him well. Does that mean I have asked if there is anyway I could meet him? Well, no. But I was a little surprised Dead & Company didn't invite him to their gigs when they came through town.
1) They probably think he's dead.
2) They forgot all about him
3) They agree with my friend that he's a sketchy mother fucker.
I was going to comment on how damn thick Phil's tone is on that, and then I see that he's playing a Ken Smith (see 3:08 and the trademark "S" on the headstock). I've got a six-string fretless Smith bass and it, to quote Pete Townshend, sounds like a bleedin' VC-10.
I've never known Phil to use a Smith. I learned something today and it's not that dogs don't lay eggs. Just in case y'all think I may be pulling your leg: